Are you aged between 20 and 30 years old?
Have you been to Boomtown before and have a great idea to get involved?
Or have you been to Boomtown before & you're a young emerging artist or recent arts graduate?
Or have you worked at Boomtown before as part of a bigger crew and now want to develop your own work?
Then these opportunities might be for you!
Thanks to the Arts Council of England, we are offering new ways to participate in Boomtown - there are 11 new commissions up for grabs!
Your ideas will be your interpretations of the ideas of Chapter 11 - A Radical City, where growing out of the remains of the fallen Bang Hai Technologies infrastructure, artificial intelligence (AMI), technology and nature intertwine and, electrical bolts and free-flowing data fuse to feed the giant flora creating a whole new lease of life…
Commission 1: Walkabout Crews
We are offering TWO commissions for performance crews of 5 or 6 people.
Together you will create a group ensemble identity, individual characters and develop theatrical interactions that will take place as a walkabout in one of the main festival districts.
Who are you? How do you interact? What is your ‘business’ with the audience? How do you invite them into your world? How do you play together? How do you introduce or support the Boomtown narrative of a Radical City?
There is a £500 fee to cover costume, rehearsals and travel plus festival tickets and one meal voucher per shift. You would be expected to do 3x three-hour shifts, one each day on Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9/10/11th August.
Commission 2: Window Installations
Boomtown is a visual feast. Make your mark by creating a window installation. We are commissioning SEVEN new window installations: one in Copper County; one in DSTRKT 5; one on the Main Drag (Downtown) and four in Paradise Heights.
Working on your own or with a partner you will create an installation artwork that will draw people in, entertain, stimulate and inspire their thoughts and questions. It may lead them into participating in the Immersive Maze.
The window structure itself, including power, will be provided for you. You will have a budget of £300 for materials, plus x2 tickets and some meal vouchers. You will be supported by Boomtown Production and will have two days of installation starting on Sunday 4th August before the festival site opens on Weds 7th August. You will need to monitor and upkeep the window during the festival.
Copper County - For the front of the Lawyer's Office, the idea is capitalism gone crazy and anything and everything on that street is being sold.
Dimensions: L: 2440mm x W: 1890mm x D: 1572mm. This will have a mesh front.
DSTRKT 5 – A window inspired by dystopian future of Boomtown the window will be your dream, comment or interpretation on Chapter 11.
Dimensions: 2000mm wide x 3000mm or 1m deep (depending on preference) and flexible on height. Perspex front.
Main Drag Downtown – A shop window, set amongst others, think the main festival themes, a Radical City, positive action and real-world solutions.
Dimensions: 1200mm tall. 1500mm wide. A curved Perspex window, the depth goes from 600mm at the front to 300mm at the sides.
Paradise Heights - Four shop windows. The district is a “5-star facility, for 5-star people”. Everything is for sale in this playground for the filthy rich. What else could they possibly want to buy?!
Dims are 800mm wide x 800mm length x 800mm deep. Perspex fronts.
Commission 3: Performance Window Installation and Hatch
We are commissioning TWO new performance opportunities, a performance window in Copper County and an interactive hatch in DSTRKT 5. A visual feast as outlined above but with a performance element.
A team of up to 6 people will be provided with the window structure itself, including power. You will have a budget of £500 for materials and rehearsals, plus up to x6 tickets and some meal vouchers. You will be supported by Boomtown Production and will have two days of installation starting on Sunday 4th August before the festival site opens on Weds 7th August. You will need to monitor and upkeep the window during the festival, with the performance elements in action during the Immersive Maze times of 12-6pm on Friday to Sunday.
Copper County - This will be in front of a venue called "Flying Moustache". Think handlebar moustaches, flight goggles, aviator pants and fast-talking-high-trousers character. You may be behind the window in a world of your own, the audience are voyeurs, glimpsing your life and activities or you may relate to them drawing them in through the window.
Dims: L: 2440mm x W: 1220mm x D:1089mm. Perspex front.
DSTRKT 5 - A window inspired by the district identity, the dystopian future, the Radical City theme, where technology and nature intertwine. The hatch is an opportunity for direct interaction, physical contact, a game, a function that will draw people in, entertain, stimulate and inspire their thoughts and questions. It may lead them into participating in the Immersive Theatre Maze.
Dimensions: 2000mm wide x 3000mm or 1000mm deep (depending on preference) and flexible on height. Perspex front if required.
You can apply here.
Deadline for applications is 31st May 2019. You will be informed by 21st June if you are successful. Good luck!
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